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ban on supersized sodas. is it just the beginning? good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. the latest on that deadly attack in libya on tuesday. >> a third victim in the attack has been identified as glen daugherty, a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts. >> demonstrators attack the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. >> americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in aman. >> the crisis is growing, and is unexpectedly becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign. >> reporter: like in libya tuesday, today's anti-american rioting in yemen got out of control. a mob in the capital storming the u.s. embassy complex and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans reported hurt. it's the third arab nation racked by protests aimed at the
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u.s. this was egypt last night. another outburst of anger over the crude anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. but not by the u.s. government. secretary of state clinton tried to make clear about the video today. >> we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: no criticism from mitt romney. after he took hits for accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with the rioters. for the president, a foreign crisis close to election day is a chance to show off leadership. and a chance for a high-profile stumble, campaigning in colorado he talked tough. >> i want people around the world to hear me, for anyone who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: but in libya, the fbi is just starting an investigation. besides the four murders, and the riots faced by president obama, there's the bloody rebellion in syria.
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and new pressure on the u.s. from israel to get tougher on iran over nuclear weapons. republicans are implying president obama is wavering. >> this is a moment for americans to show our closest allies in the middle east that we stand with them unequivocally, unequivocally, no mixed signals. >> reporter: the middle east suddenly a factor in the race for the white house. prior to the current crisis, the nbc news "wall street journal" poll found president obama had a significant advantage over mitt romney on national security and foreign policy. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, news4. we'll have continuing coverage of the embassy attacks. and ahead we'll explain why the actors in that controversial film say they were tricked into participating. first lady michelle obama was also campaigning in virginia today, and just about an hour she'll be speaking at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg.
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she will meet with the grass roots network at the college. earlier this afternoon she spoke to supporters in richmond at the center stage carpenter theater. julie carey is waiting for the first lady now to begin, and she'll have a live report starting tonight right here on news4 at 5:00. the hottest couple in hip-hop is getting ready to throw some big money into the presidential race. beyonce and jay-z are hosting a $40,000 per plate fund-raiser at jay-z's club. the fund-raiser will be held next tuesday with no more than 100 guests. more than 2,000 people packed the national cathedral day to say farewell to the first man on the moon. a public memorial took place for neil armstrong. nbc's chris clackum has more on the tribute to the man who made one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: diana's cover of
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the sinatra favorite proved especially fitting for the memorial to neil armstrong. ♪ let me see what spring is like on jupiter and mars ♪ >> reporter: also fitting were tributes for the first person to step on the moon, from the last person to do it. former astronaut eugene sirnen. >> farewell, my friend. you have left us far too soon. god bless you, neil. >> reporter: armstrong died august 25th, 43 years after his apollo 11 crew landed on the moon. with fellow crew members buzz aldren in the cathedral, charles baldwin said armstrong should be remembered for more than for taking humankind's first small step on a world beyond our own. >> it was courage, grace, and humility he displayed throughout
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his life that lifted him above the stars. >> reporter: the memorial was here, partly because of the space window. the stained glass that's embedded with the moon rock brought back by armstrong and his crew. >> he's now slipped the bonds of earth once again, but what a legacy he's left. >> reporter: armstrong was 82. and true to his navy background, was to be buried at sea. chris clackum, nbc news. armstrong's widow was presented with the u.s. flag that was flown over nasa's mission control center in houston on the day he passed away. we want to turn to the weather now. we've got rain down the road. let's find out when. >> storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson has a look at this afternoon. >> sprinkles first, that will be before the week ends. meanwhile, outside, more dry, more comfortable conditions. look at that pretty blue sky.
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we started out with temperatures in morning in the low 50s. a lot of locations. take a look at frederick, maryland, at 53 degrees. purcellville, virginia, at 58. lanham, maryland, 55, and fredericksburg, virginia, starting out at 53 degrees early this morning. as far as our temperatures go right now, we have warmed nicely. we're in the 80s. 81 degrees up in olney. and 81 your current temperature in washington, d.c. packs river currently at 76 degrees. not doing too bad out there, right? feels really good and looks really good as well. we hardly have a cloud to be found in the sky. we've got clouds streaming through ohio and kentucky. meanwhile, look at the clouds, and the rain that's made its way out of areas around colorado. denver, now, at 67 degrees. kansas city at 55 degrees. this is all part of the same front that will be coming through our area before the week is over. and will deliver, i think, a few
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sprinkles in a couple of neighborhoods. as far as your hometown forecast for clarendon, virginia, 68 degrees the temperature by early tomorrow morning. we'll hit the numbers like 68, around 70 degrees by early tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. we'll pick up a few clouds with that weather front. we'll talk about the sprinkles and our next best chance of rain coming up in a couple of minutes. the federal government today is taking a series of aggressive actions to try to boost the still weak economy. today the fed announced it will spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds to stimulate the real estate market. that will continue as long as the fed deems necessary. short-term interest rates will also remaint record lows through mid-2015. the fed says today it's prepared to take other actions if unemployment doesn't improve. there are currently more than 12 million people out of work. after years of complaints, problems and legal fights, demolition began today on a
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vacant apartment complex here in capital heights. all the residents moved out of chapel woods apartment six years ago. since then, there were issues with squatting and prostitution in the empty buildings. coming up tonight at 5:00, tracee wilkins will tell us how neighbors get a say on what will actually go up on this site. it's not popular with everyone, but new york city's ban on large sugary drinks passed easily today. it was unanimous. michael bloomberg said it will save lives. but as erica edwards reports, opponents are still fighting back. >> reporter: new york city is putting a lid on oversized soft drinks. the city's board of health has approved a limit of 16 ounces on sodas and other sugary beverages served in restaurants, movie theaters, food trucks and ballparks. grocery stores are exempt. the aim is to cut calories and whittle the waistline of the more than 50% of new yorkers
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considered overweight or obese. >> this is the single biggest step any city has ever taken to curb obesity. >> reporter: a typical can of soda is 12 ounces. allowed under the ban. a typical bottle is more than what will be allowed, 20 ounce sgls this is not banning your ability to buy the size you want, simply the size of the cup that can be used. >> reporter: new yorkers for beverage choices is threatening legal action, saying it's not fat that will be lost, it's freedom. >> we do not believe that restricting the size of one product in certain establishments in the city is a comprehensive approach we need to deal with this issue. >> reporter: but many obesity experts say it's an important first step that is expect to march across the country. >> boston has started talking about it, a number of cities in california, a number of cities in the midwest. so what mayor bloomberg has done and what the city of new york has done has started the
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dialogue on a critical issue. >> reporter: despite a likely legal battle, the ban is expected to take effect in march. erica edwards, nbc news. here's a little relief for the opponents. low-calorie fruit juices, diet soda and milk shakes are not included in the ban. convenience stores and vending machines are also exempt. stay right there. we're just getting started. coming up, a bizarre police chase. we'll show you what happened when neighbors watched this on live tv. and a big change on "saturday night live." we'll tell you who's going to play the president in the new season. and next, justin bieber gets offered a contract to play minor league hockey. georgia is in the house and will join us next. news4 has two tickets, floor seats to his concert with carly ray jepson at verizon center on november 5th. watch news4 all this week to get the secret word.
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chad ochocinco johnson entered a not guilty plea in court today. police arrested johnson last month after evelyn accused him of head butting her. the pair had been married for less than a month. the miami dolphins released johnson a day after his arrest and vh-1 pulled the plug on the couple's new reality show. johnson is facing up to a year in the county jail. election still 53 days away, but the cast of "saturday night live" already has a new president. jay pharoah will be taking over the role of president obama. lauren mike always told "the new york times" it's time to shake things up a bit. fred armisen has been doing the impression since '08. pharoah joined the cast back in
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2010 and has stood out for his denzel washington and jay-z impressions. here's a preview of what we can expect this fall. >> over there. i said, hey, you, over there, come here. i want to talk to you. i said, i want to talk to you. thank you. thank you so much. >> he was here in our studio about a year, year and a half ago. he said this was coming. he's great. "snl's" new season kicks off this saturday with host seth mcfarland and musical guest frank ocean. justin bieber fans, enjoy his smile while he still has his teeth. bobby brown faces a new reality. >> the cat's out of the bag about rihanna's next project. here is georgia, the co-host for the morning show heard week days on wkys. how on earth did rihanna get
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scooped on her own announcement. >> france tweeted yesterday, rihan rihanna's got this big announcement coming. she's got a single coming out monday. they immediately de cleetd that tweet and reposted another tweet saying we've got a really big announcement. we don't need that announcement. we already know what it is now. guess she's got a new single coming out monday. >> and we all know it. >> yeah. >> bobby brown, not finished with reality tv just yet, huh? >> not yet. he and whitney houston had the reality show that was really incredibly popular. now b.e.t. has picked up a show starring him and his new family. and his business, the things he's doing with business, but i know he's on tour with new edition right now. maybe a little bit of that will be on there. not sure if whitney's daughter would be on that show. >> she was on the last one. >> i don't think she'll be on this one. she and her dad, you know,
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allegedly don't get along that well. >> congratulations are in order for nick and vanessa leshay. >> they l a little boy yesterday, camden. just like, what, three months after his ex jessica simpson had a little boy. congrats to them. i love nick, and i love jessica. they have babies, so i don't know what's wrong with me. i'm happy for them. >> get over it. >> i should, right? >> they have, right? >> i know. >> as if we didn't know lindsay lohan can't prove she can still be a drama queen. >> i love her, because she always provides dram a. you know the franchise makes fun of movies and actors and actresses. apparently she didn't know this company makes fun of her. they said, you better get your butt on the plane to new york. no, i have walking pneumonia. so the producer sent her a
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private jet to get her there. she missed rehearsals. i guess there's a lesson in this. if you get a call from a producer from scary movie 5, they're probably going to make fun of you. don't do the film. i mean, really. >> hint? >> hello. >> all her excuses just lined up. >> now i'm dying to see the movie. >> i want to see this one. >> good buzz. >> justin bieber, could he be trading in his microphone for a hockey stick? >> there's a coach who wants him to play in the minor league, from the bakersville condors. so he says he saw him playing with the toronto maple leafs, and he said he eat got quick hands and can skate very well. he would be number 6 if he decides to sign a contract. i can't see him doing it. but i mean, who knows. >> he needs to have a helmet here. >> he's not going to mess up his hair. >> what's up, georgia?
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>> we have football frenzy, you can win $500. don't ask me what my team is, because i live in a red skin area, i can't tell you. but i will say it is america's team, i was born in dallas. that's all i'm going to say about it. all right? >> see you next thursday. >> so long. >> all right. >> see you. he's got money, power and fame. but not even jusn bieber can stop the passing of time. he's 18 years old now and focused on making the leap from child star to successful adult. >> on "rock center" he opens up to ryan seacrest. >> you write in the book, i love being the underdog. it gives me and my fans something to do, and to strive for next. do you still feel like you're the underdog? >> i feel like in some ways i am the underdog, because it's like there's people that don't believe, like, that i can make the transition from being a teen pop star to an adult.
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so i think that, yeah, definitely. >> so when you sit at home at night and think about your goals and the things you're striving for next, what's on that list? >> well, grammys. i haven't won a grammy. so that's something, like, i've always, when i was little, like, what if i won a grammy, that would be crazy. that's one of the things i'm still striving for. >> you can watch justin bieber's performance tonight on the season finale of america's got talent. and then watch his interview on "rock center" at 10:00. >> all justin all day today. >> all night. coming up on news4 at 4:00, kate's first speech as a member of the royal family. meet the world's smallest -- make that tallest dog. if you think this is impressive, wait until we show you the other record holders. >> look at that. veronica's right back with
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rain rolling in. she'll tell us when during her weekend forecast. stay with us. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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are cigars in order? >> cigars are in order. we've got a big party in the weather department. we're not talking weather, but we're talking about somebody in the weather department. take a look at this image. it's up on the computer here. kim martucci delivered early this morning. congratulations, kim. we miss you. we love you. >> pink cigars. >> anything cigars. meanwhile, in the weather department, a few sprinkles, then real rain. something we haven't had in a while. the real soaking kind of rain that lasts for a couple of hours. that's what we're going to see in the early part of next week. but first today, because we've got lovely sunshine. it's been a broken record. but we like it that way. 81 the temperature. the dew point is at 55 degrees.
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humidity at 41%. once again, the air really dry. we've got temperatures in the 80s. look at that, 81 degrees, maybe i should play the lottery, 81 in leesburg, 81 in gaithersburg, and stafford, too. for 11:00 p.m., we drop to 71. that's right. temperatures drop fast. we warm up fast. tomorrow morning we'll be starting out like this morning in the mid-50s to low 60s throughout the area. but tomorrow morning, the difference will be you're going to notice a few clouds moving in, especially areas east of i-95. with the south and south-east wind early. temperatures here in the 80s. 80s, too, around st. louis, missouri. but look at the chill behind the front. 57 in wichita. 65 degrees up to the north around omaha. that's coming behind this front. that's the front that will be coming through our area for tomorrow evening. i'm thinking it's going to be really late after sunset when
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this front steps in. here we are at 3:00. we'll see just a few clouds around the area. there the front goes through us. i think it will make its way through our area by around 6:00 a.m. saturday morning. so very thin line where we have not really the opportunity to see some showers, but maybe some sprinkles after sunset tomorrow. and up until about midnight. we're back to sunshine, though, for saturday. so the weekend is looking aok and superb. 71 to 75 degrees. clear skies. still great weather out there for the evening. tomorrow morning, clear skies. another great start. cool, early, and tomorrow afternoon, perfect for friday night lights. that's right. i was out there last week on friday. my kids in the band. what was going to be another nice friday, and even weekend. 79 to 78 degrees. coming up, we'll talk more about that rain coming in for the early part of next week. jim, pat? >> thanks, veronica. coming up, more on the controversial film that sparked protests throughout the middle
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east. now the actors say that wasn't the movie they signed up to produced. a college blames a drum major in the hazing that led to his own death. a man victimized twice. he falls onto train
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welcome back at 4:30. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. a developing story, the growing anti-american unrest in the middle east. angry dem on straighters have now targeted u.s. embassies in three arab nations, yemen, egypt and libya. it's part of continuing protests over a video made in the usa that they say is insulting to islam. >> today yemen's president quickly apologized for the
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protests, and egypt's president condemned the attacks. meanwhile we're hearing from one of the actors in that video. she claims she did not know the true natur of the film when she signed up for it. we'll have more on that coming up right here at 4:45. prince william and kate are now in malaysia. it's the second leg of their asia tour. today kate did something for the very first time. >> yeah, she spoke officially as a member of the royal family. as nbc sarah james reports, the topic is one close to kate's heart, children's hospice. >> reporter: belting out a rousing chorus of the malaysian national anthem these kindergartners couldn't wait to see the duchess. this hospital provides care for the terminally ill, mirrors her patronage of the hospice in the uk. but thursday she did much more than put in an appearance. >> i'm hugely excited to be in
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malaysia. this is my first ever visit and i'm absolutely delighted to have been invited to join you all here at hospice malaysia. >> reporter: that speech, her first on the international stage, spoke volumes about indicate's growing confidence. >> it's been wonderful meeting the patients, families, and all the staff here. you have given us the most wonderful welcome. >> reporter: earlier thursday, before leaving singapore, the duke and duchess paid tribute to fallen british and commonwealth soldiers from world war ii at this cemetery. those events continue this evening. the duke and duchess will attend a dinner hosted by the king of malaysia. sarah james, nbc news, could ala lum purr, malaysia. angelina jolie is a special envoy. earlier she visited syrians who
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fled to jordan and lebanon. the man tar humanitarian issues are growing dire, she said. they've displaced 2.5 million people so far. more than 250,000 syrians are staying in refugee camps outside their country. florida a&m university is blami blaming a drum major for contributing to his death. he was hazed during a trip with the marching band. earlier this week the university filed court papers saying champion should have refused to participate in the ritual. this morning his mother blamed the school for supporting a culture of hazing. >> robert did all the right things. the school didn't do him right. they didn't do justice to him. and now it's a clear statement to every parent, to every
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student that your safety and your best interests is not what is mine. >> famu says it has no duty to protect adult students from their own decisions to participate in dangerous off-campus activities. a "jersey shore" cast member is now banned from a bar for drinking too much. new jersey officials say dina kortezi can't go into the spicy can tina and mexican grill for two years. they say dina and her film crew spent about 90 minutes inside. during that time she reportedly walked on top of the bar and stood on someone's table while they ate. she got arrested back in june for dancing in the street after leaving that bar. dina wound up paying a $100 fine. well, guinness is getting ready to release the 2013 world record book. >> yesterday guinness gathered some of the new additions together. one man managed to swallow the most swords at once. another has the biggest biceps.
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this is the smallest living woman. another woman is the oldest gymnast. and this lady is the biggest female sumo wrestler. on the animal side, here's the tallest living dog, one of the most unusual records is the most slam dunks in a minute by a parrot. by a parrot. >> how did he do that. >> with its beak. >> i'm not saying a word. can he talk and do that, that's the question. >> so much fun. there is a lot more to come on news4 at 4:00 this afternoon. a dangerous case of sleep walking. what one person did in a dream that caused a fire in real life. take a look at this. bank robbery suspects throwing cash out of their getaway car. how this caused an even more
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it's been a rough week for some of us when it comes to ragweed and grasses out there. >> veronica's outside. i don't think she suffers from allergies, do you? >> i do a little bit. i did when the grass pollen count was so high. but now we're starting to see the grass count more and more decline as we get to the latter part of the summer here and into fall. the ragweed count stays up high for weeks. our weed count right now, the total weed count is up around 9 grains per cubic meter. the ragweed count is at five grains. right at the top there you see that is moderate for our area. for a couple more weeks we're going to suffer. we do, however, have rain coming up in the beginning of the week and that is really going to help our cause. 78 degrees right now. we've got 82 in college park. you folks up north, too, columbia, maryland, you're at 80 degrees right now. as well as over in tyson's corner, the temperature is 79 to
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80 in arlington. tonight we're going to drop down about where we were last night. 50 degrees. in spots like frederick, maryland. 60 in patch river. we will see a few clouds move in. i think they'll mainly be east of i-95. overall, a partly sunny day tomorrow. any sprinkles, those that i've been telling you about, one or two neighborhoods could get, that will be well after sunset. but 80 degrees. so a nice pretty day again. we're going to pick up a little bit of a light breeze, too, behind this front that comes through. as far as tomorrow afternoon goes, simply fantastic. it will be nice and warm. 79 to 84 degrees throughout the area. we've talked about the bluemont fair, how about the frederick county fair. it's september the 14th through the 22nd at the frederick fairgrounds. at least as far as this weekend goes, it's going to be perfect fair weather. you've got the livestock, ohors
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show, and music. scotty mccreary is supposed to be performing during the end of the run of the fair. tomorrow, 78 and 79 degrees. could be heavy rain coming our way on monday and tuesday of next week. so continue to enjoy next couple of days. >> veronica, thank you. we are learning more about the controversial video that some say sparked the recent round of anti-american protests in the middle east. >> this video was shot, the actors say, in a studio outside of los angeles. as nbc's mike tiebi reported. they said they didn't know  exactly what kind of film they were making. >> reporter: the film was supposedly going to be titled "desert warrior" in the casting call as an historical arabian desert film. 50 rolls were cast. a romantic tyrant. but the video, some of which was shot here and retitled "innocence of muslims" is a
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nonstop sequence of insults against muslim and its prophet muhammad. >> if they are depicting the prophet muhammad in negative terms, i could see just about any muslim to be insulted. very much like if you depict, for example, jesus, jesus christ in very negative terms, most devoted christians would be alienated. >> reporter: in that casting call, the producer is listed as sam bacile, reportedly in hiding now. but a key moving force behind the film is spokesman steven klein. he's led anti-islamic protests and has an internet show called "wake up america." klein said bacile is a pseudonym for the producer who came to him. >> i wasn't afraid to tell the truth on this stuff.
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>> reporter: but two of the actors were never truthful with them. one said there were pages from the screen play to show the name muhammad in the most offensive lines were not in the original script, and all were dubbed in later. another, cindy lee garcia, said the cast was misled completely about what the film would depict. >> i first saw the trailer, i was confused. and i thought, what did he do to this movie, you know, that was supposed to be something different. >> reporter: steven klein voiced neither regrets nor apologies. >> i'm telling the truth. >> reporter: but hates speech monitors that had klein on their radar for years. >> steven klein has been involved with extreme groups that are anti-muslim, and that portray themselves as pro-christian. particularly those that he believe are protecting the united states from a third jihad. >> reporte >> that was mike tiebi reporting. one actress said she's afraid
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and ready to sue. another says if he knew what the film was going to portray, he would probably have walked right off the set. coming up on news4, a fire that started with a dream. how a sleep walker might have set an apartment building on fire. >> a thief mugs an unconscious man and leaves him on the train tracks. next, on news4 at 5:00, battleground virginia. both campaigns spending the day in the commonwealth. this is a live picture of the first lady in fredericksburg. we'll have a live report for you coming right up. plus, a scam targeting hospital patients and their families. someone used this device to steal thousands of dollars at a local hospital. coming up tonight at 6:00, a driver takes a dangerous route to get around a school bus. we'll have more on this story coming up at 6:00. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why?
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that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over ree hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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get it done. but my job in charlotte, i consider was pretty simple. i had the pleasure and the honor of talking about the man i have loved and admired for 23 years. and why i decided to marry him. >> first lady michelle obama speaking to students at the university of mary washington at this hour. >> julie carey will have much more coming up on news4 at 5:00. battleground virginialso saw a visit from mitt romney, and we'll have that as well in just a few minutes. police in sweden are trying to find a thief who mugged an unconscious man, then left him to be run over by a train. take a look at this surveillance video. e victim was coming home after a night out with friends saturday when he fell onto the tracks. instead of trying to help, the suspect jumps onto the tracks,
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steals his wallet, cell phone and jewelry and then takes off. the victim was later hit by an oncoming train. he survived but his injuries are serious. the suspect is still out there. a dream about backyard grilling turned dangerous at a kentucky apartment complex overnight. one apartment caught fire and investigators believe a person who lives there was sleep walking. the blaze started in the person's bedroom. the other people living in the apartment noticed smoke and called 911. firefighters quickly put it out. the sleep walker was then taken to a hospital but was not seriously hurt. just ahead, bank robbers who seem to take off robin hood. >> they tossed cash out of their getaway car.
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angeles took a bizarre turn as police closed in yesterday. the suspects started dumping money out of their get jay way car. that caused big problems for
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police. >> reporter: cops, robbers, and plenty of cash. >> up on the sidewalk. >> reporter: not a hollywood blockbuster, just a highly unusual crime scene. wednesday in south los angeles, police chased a vehicle with four suspected bank robbers at speeds reaching 110 miles per hour. >> oh, wow, look. >> reporter: as many as a dozen cruisers jumped into the pursuit. but the real excitement was the money. >> oh, look at the money. look at the money. >> reporter: for reasons known only to them, the suspects rolled down the windows and started tossing out cash. >> whoa, look at that. >> reporter: with the chase playing out live on tv, it didn't take long for people to start lining the streets, waiting for a passing windfall. rushing for the dollars they created a human obstacle course for the officers. >> this is really crazy. >> reporter: more than an hour after it began, the money trail and the pursuit came to an end. people pulled in front of the suspects and they were taken into custody. but the lure of free money had drawn a crowd.
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>> it could get ugly. this is a mob scene. >> reporter: hundreds of spectators swarmed in, some perhaps looking for a stray bill. >> robin hood for me. >> reporter: additional officers were called to the scene and soon order and good citizenship were restored. >> i'm told several people have come up with little bits of money that they picked up on the street and were looking for a place to turn it in. >> some were saying take the money and run. no, that's not my money. i didn't work for this money. and i just came to the station and said, you know, here's the money i found in the street. >> reporter: during the chase, police took a gps position every time money left the vehicle. they knew where to look for it, and with the cameras rolling they have a good start on tracking down anyone who might still be holding on to those stolen bills. all four suspects are in police custody. police are hoping anybody who picked up that stolen loot will turn it in. now, at 5:00, the fight for
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battleground virginia. anti-u.s. unrest overseas, a warning for americans abroad about the threat of more violence following this week's embassy attack. a final good-bye to the first man who walked on the moon. thousands gathered here at washington's national cathedral in memory of neil armstrong. it's battleground virginia there. you're looking at a live picture of the first lady. she's speaking at a campaign event in fredericksburg. a must-win state come november. thanks for joining us. i'm wendy rieger. >> i'm jim handily. mitt romney spent the morning in fairfax and right now as you saw the first lady is addressing campaign supporters in fredericksburg. mrs. obama is at the university of mary washington. and julie carey is live right now on the trail with the first lady. julie? >> reporter: well, big crowd here at the university of


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